The acclaimed filmmaker will first direct an adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning The Goldfinch for Warner Bros. before tackling acclaimed Irish author Bernard MacLaverty’s latest novel.
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Reformed gangster Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Raya, and son Zak scrape a living together performing in tiny venues. When brother and sister get the chance to audition for the WWE, Raya and Zak learn that becoming an international superstar demands more than they ever dreamed possible.
The story follows a young woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish home after learning about the death of her estranged father. She causes an upheaval in the quiet community when she rekindles a repressed love with her best friend – a woman now married to her cousin.
This marks the second collaboration between the actor and director who worked together on The Lobster which was also acquired up by A24 last year at Cannes.
Director Martin McDonagh has tapped Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell to star in his third feature film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The director’s follow up to Seven Psychopaths also stars Frances McDormand.
Mara is in talks to play Magdalene in the Garth Davis-directed biopic from Universal Pictures International. Penned by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, the film will be a humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic spiritual figures in history.
Weisz is in talks to replace Kate Winslet in the Queen Anne period film The Favourite. The casting would reunite Weisz with